All good things must come to an end. The nineteenth and final season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show premieres on September 13. Jennifer Aniston, 52, will be a guest on the September 14 episode, and a new sneak peek reveals her on-air reunion with Ellen DeGeneres, 63, is filled with tears.
As Jennifer walks out to chat with Ellen, her eyes fill with tears. Jennifer and Ellen, who are longtime friends, hug for a long time when they greet each other. After sitting down, Jennifer has to continually wipe tears from her eyes.
“What the hell? This is not supposed to be emotional,” Jennifer says to Ellen. The Morning Show star dabs her tissue on her eyes to make sure her makeup doesn’t get out of hand.
Jennifer was Ellen’s first guest on the show’s series premiere back in 2003. Over the years, Jennifer admitted she’s appeared on Ellen’s show 19 times. Jen also takes a moment to point out the gift she gave Ellen 18 years ago, a rug that has since been replaced to look like the original.
Ellen announced in May 2021 that her show was ending after season 19. “I was going to stop after season 16,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. That was going to be my last season, and they wanted to sign for four more years, and I said I’d sign for maybe for one. They were saying there was no way to sign for one. ‘We can’t do that with the affiliates, and the stations need more of a commitment.’ So, we [settled] on three more years, and I knew that would be my last. That’s been the plan all along. And everybody kept saying, even when I signed, ‘You know, that’s going to be 19, don’t you want to just go to 20? It’s a good number.’ So is 19.”
The premiere week of Ellen’s final season will start with her pal Jimmy Kimmel. In addition to Jennifer and Jimmy, stars like Tiffany Haddish, Kim Kardashian West, Imagine Dragons, Charli and Dixie D’Amelio will be making appearances.